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Bulldogs pull out victory


WESTERLY — Westerly’s Micros made their final drive their best one and it was enough to lift them to a 7-6 Southern New England Youth Football Conference victory against the winless Groton-Mystic Falcons Saturday.

Jawarie Hamelin scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 4 seconds remaining to tie the score at 6-6. Hamelin then passed to Luke Gencarella for the winning conversion pass.

Westerly started its final drive with just over two minutes remaining 38 yards from the end zone.

Hamelin, the team’s quarterback, had a 12-yard run in the drive.

Groton-Mystic (0-6) had taken a 6-0 lead scoring early in the second quarter.

Defensive lineman Ryan Coon finished with six tackles for Westerly. Three of them were for a loss. Defensive lineman Nick Turo contributed four tackles, one of them for a loss. Hamelin finished with eight tackles, three for a loss.

Dawson Barrese contributed three tackles, one of them for a loss.

Westerly is now 2-4 and travels to Ledyard Saturday for a 4 p.m. game.

JUNIORS

Westerly......................... 39

Groton-Mystic................. 7

WESTERLY — C.J. Scott and Jonathan Brutcher scored two touchdowns each as the Bulldogs picked up the lopsided victory Saturday night.

Scott scored his first touchdown with 1:34 left in the first half on a 45-yard pass from Austin Frink. Pete Fusaro ran in the conversion to make it 14-7. Scott’s TD came after defensive lineman Colby Larkin caused a Falcons’ fumble.

Scott, who also had an interception, scored on a 30-yard TD run in the third quarter.

Brutcher scored on runs of 25 and 20 yards in the third quarter. His second touchdown gave Westerly a 26-7 lead.

Fusaro scored Westerly’s first touchdown in the second quarter on a 25-yard run and Scott ran in the conversion. Fusaro also had a conversion run later in the game.

Austin Frink, who had an interception, scored Westerly’s final TD on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter. The scoring drive was set up by an interception by Rocco Cillino.

Defensive lineman Isaih Plourde recovered a mishandled kickoff by the Falcons and also tackled the punter to give the Bulldogs good field position on a scoring drive.

Dylan Doucette, who plays defensive end, and defensive tackle, Josh Lacerte, were in on many tackles for the Bulldogs.

Westerly improved to 4-2, while Groton-Mystic dropped to 3-3. Westerly travels to Ledyard for a 6 p.m. contest on Saturday.

SENIORS

Westerly......................... 45

Groton-Mystic................ 6

WESTERLY — Ryan Holloway rushed for 142 yards and a touchdown, plus intercepted a pass to help Westerly top Groton-Mystic Saturday night.

Jacob Schafer added 97 yards rushing, two touchdown runs and a conversion kick as Westerly improved to 4-2. Groton-Mystic fell to 0-6.

Holloway’s 4-yard TD run in the first quarter gave Westerly the first of four first-half touchdowns en route to a 24-0 halftime lead. Defensive end Noah Silva forced and recovered a fumble on the Groton 27, leading to Schafer’s 27-yard TD run to make it 12-0.

Westerly opened the second quarter with a 45-yard scoring drive. Yanzel Dominguez followed the blocks of center Victor Gervasini and guard Katrina Whewell for a 3-yard TD run and a 18-0 lead.

Later in the quarter, Junie Rios ran behind the blocks of tackle Spencer Terranova and Brady Holdredge for a 4-yard TD run and a 24-0 edge.

After Groton-Mystic scored its only touchdown in the third quarter to make it 24-6, Westerly scored on Jalen Valentin’s 22-yard TD run behind the block of guard Sage Quattromani. Schafer’s kick was good for two points and a 32-6 lead.

Westerly’s defense produced a goal-line stand with Rios tackling for a loss and Holloway intercepting a pass. That led to Westerly’s scoring drive, culminating in Schafer’s 43-yard TD run, sprung by blocks by tackle Taylor Bernardoni and running back Rios. Myles Rafuse ran in the conversion.

In the fourth quarter, Rafuse added a 4-yard TD run to make it, 45-6.



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